Monday 11th February
FameLab Academy is a schools initiative which seeks to revolutionise science communication in schools. In the competition, Year 9 students, supported by their teachers and a STEM Mentor from the world of academia or industry, prepare 3 minute presentations to explain a scientific topic in a dynamic and engaging way to a panel of judges.
“It had been a very busy few weeks preparing, but it came to the day of the performance and pupils did amazingly. They had spent hours planning their science talks for the FameLab Academy Competition, not to mention practising before school, after school and during lunchtimes. The commitment really paid off.”
“On Monday, the contestants from Year 9 all performed their speeches in front of a theatre packed with year 8 students, parents and a panel of judges. Not to mention the Principal of the Academy and an important visitor from the University! The pupils chose to write talks on a wide range of topics including procrastination, sugar addiction and the secret behind the Mona Lisa smile. It was great to see how the competition sparked everyone’s interest in science, and how far the contestants had come from nervously practising in a science lab, to performing to a crowd of 300.”
“The 2 winners of the competition now get a great chance to have a masterclass in science communication at the University, and compete against students from across the city at the Hull Final. We wish them the best of luck, knowing that they are already fantastic science communicators. The talks really blew everyone away and we can’t wait for them to be heard by even more people.”